By Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD ScD
Written particularly for the dental sufferer, this source presents sensible information regarding dental future health and healing procedures. Readers can entry easy-to-understand information regarding options to their dental difficulties and approximately the best way to hold a fit smile for all times
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F. Result of Not Bonding: Forgoing bonding results in continuation of the malpositioned or discolored teeth in the mouth, and potential psychological problems. Physiological problems are usually not present. A B A, The upper front teeth have unsightly spaces. B, A short appointment later, the spaces have been removed by bonding plastic to the tooth enamel. FIG. 20 relatively inexpensive; it lasts for several years. The shape and/or color of teeth can be changed in a relatively short time, inﬂuencing the patient’s smile signiﬁcantly.
F. Result of Not Recontouring Teeth: Not recontouring the teeth results in continued tooth irregularity. There are no physiological or psychological problems. 4. Bonding The word bonding has come to mean the placement of pieces of toothcolored plastic onto tooth surfaces to change the shape or color of teeth. The tooth enamel surfaces are etched with a mild acid so that semiliquid plastic can ﬂow into the irregularities on the etched surfaces; the plastic will harden later. The bond of the plastic to the tooth is as strong as the bond of the tooth enamel (outside of tooth) to the tooth dentin (inside of tooth).
C. Risks: Some side effects occur occasionally when bleaching teeth. The most common ones are (1) sensitivity of teeth to cold foods or drinks for a short time after the bleaching is completed; (2) sloughing or irritation of the gums for a short time after bleaching is completed; and (3) when bleaching is done outside the dental ofﬁce, the jaw joints may become sore or tired if the bleaching trays are used too much. None of these risks is serious or lasts a long time. Millions of people have undergone bleaching without signiﬁcant side effects.
A Consumer's Guide to Dentistry by Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD ScD